Roger Waters Gives Bigger Details About Re-Recording Dark Side Of The Moon
Roger Waters for his cover of Pink Floyd's "Mother" - Roger Waters / Youtube
Further information on why Roger Waters decided to re-record Pink Floyd’s legendary 1973 album the Dark Side of the Moon has been disclosed by Waters.
Waters said on Facebook that the inspiration occurred to him while recording the Lockdown Sessions, a set of stripped-down renditions of Pink Floyd songs and solo tracks he made during the epidemic. “When we recorded the stripped-down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of Dark Side of The Moon was looming on the horizon,” Waters wrote. “It occurred to me that Dark Side of the Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar reworking, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to readdress the political and emotional message of the whole album.”
Waters said he was “in the process of doing the final mix,” but no release date has been set for the remastered edition of The Dark Side of the Moon. The singer shared a clip from the new version of the DSOTM classic “Us and Them” on Facebook, along with the message. You can check it out by clicking here.
“It’s turned out really great and I’m excited for everyone to hear it,” the musician added. “It’s not a replacement for the original, which, obviously, is irreplaceable. But it is a way for the 79-year-old man to look back across the intervening 50 years into the eyes of the 29 year and say, to quote a poem of mine about my father, ‘We did our best, we kept his trust, our dad would have been proud of us.’ And also it is a way for me to honor a recording that Nick [Mason] and Rick [Wright] and Dave [Gilmour] and I have every right to be very proud of.”
Congrats Pink Floyd on the 50th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon!